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Shriveled balloons sway in the cold autumn breeze
Tangled in the telephone wires along this abandoned highway
The door's been left wide open for weeks, yet no one's coming home
In the decrepit, empty ruins, sits an illegibly scrawled note:

"Behind each vacant noose, a retired reveler now weeps
Their brethren hanging from the charred remains of trees
While the golden guardian protects desperadoes
The silver specter haunts its ghostly gallows
Pastures echo cries of smoldering calves being birthed
White wolves scatter snow-like ashes that taste of bitter war-scorched earth
The voltaic cloud kingdom begins sinking deep below the sea
The shrieking winds are shifting, burying everything
Into the shallows fell the wax-winged slave
Tempted by the glisten of the black omen’s flames
We watched the fires overtake the coastal hills
Held hands as waves crashed and laid perfectly still
'Til the end"

(There's a beauty in all of the colors pulled from the gray)
(Seamlessly culminating into a vibrant display)

Now staring into a vacant mirror
At the furthest edge of space
Where recessed stratosphere
Let's precious air escape
Cold aura ignition
To the void devoid of time's our fate
We are here to survive
Not merely create

With all this almost coming to an end
We can soon begin anew again
Instincts guide us as we bravely descend
Reach terminal velocity, watch the colors blend
With renewed vigor, shattered bones they will mend
We hold our breaths as we prepare to land
With all this soon coming to an end
We can almost begin anew again

From trees to machines, we all breathe
Do you still feel threatened by abstract thoughts and their consequences?
We live to combust, rust, and erode
Serve our master until in existential exhaustion we decompose
Lovingly cradled like an infant in the everlasting arms
Carried into the carnivorous maw of the abysmal great beyond
But will we be prepared to leave when we're summoned to go?
"Do you think you'll ever be ready?"
I guess I'll never know

With all this almost coming to an end
We can soon begin anew again
Instincts guide us as we bravely descend
Breach terminal velocity, watch the colors blend
With renewed vigor, shattered bones they will mend
No regrets as we prepare to land
With all this now coming to an end
We can finally begin anew again

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from Pandemonium Across The Event Horizon, released August 20, 2014

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